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March 2017

British Life Science and MedTech Networking Event

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the United Kingdom Department of International Trade and the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) invites you to a networking reception highlighting the United Kingdom’s Lifescience and MedTech Delegation’s visit to Austin. If your company is within the Lifescience or MedTech industry sector(s) and you are looking to find partners across the pond, please join us by registering at the link below. Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) The Association of…

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Connecting Globally & Acting Locally: Austin, Bavaria and Quebec ‘s Public Digital Strategies

Austin (Central Texas), Bavaria (Germany) and Québec (Canada) have built a solid reputation among the most innovative and talent-driven regions. Their success is also about building the necessary synergies and engaging smart policies. Leaders of the 3 regions are meeting at SXSW to share their views about the many challenges of today’s digital public strategies: tech entrepreneurship, public open data, evolving education programs, advanced research, social inclusive process, infrastructure investments, etc.   KEY NOTE SPEAKERS: – Steve Adler, Mayor of…

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Advantage Dubai Seminar

The World Affairs Council of Austin, and the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council along with Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide are pleased to present the Advantage Dubai Seminar. Join the Dubai Department of Economic Development’s Foreign Direct Investment Development Agency to learn about the innovation driven economy of Dubai. This interactive program will detail the 10 major innovation pillars of Dubai.  Attendees will learn how Dubai serves as a platform to enhance business growth within the UAE, as well as further markets through…

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Austin Global Business Forum

The Kozmetsky Center in collaboration with Munday School of Business and World Affairs Council of Austin will host an evening Austin Global Business Forum to discuss Austin’s expanding international business engagement.  Speakers will assess growth in Austin’s global business presence, regional concentrations, and potential for future expansion and development in specific industries and sectors.  Leaders from industry will share their perspectives on how individuals can best prepare for careers in an increasingly globalized business environment. This program will feature representatives from…

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April 2017

Hot Topic: Germany and Migration

Germany is the second most popular migration destination in the world.  In 2015, Germany recorded the highest influx of immigrants (1.14 million) in post-World War II history.  Net immigration increased 49 percent, with the majority of immigrants coming from outside of Europe.  In 2016, the German labor market remained the tightest in over 25 years.  Bolstered by government expenditures and private consumption, output increased at the fastest pace in five years.  Attend this session to learn about immigration from a…

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International Business Coalition Meeting

Please join us to hear an update from Lisa J. Kubiske, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance & Development in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs for the U.S. Department of State.   A United States diplomat with experience in Latin America and China, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Brazil and in the Dominican Republic.  Earlier assignments include: Western Hemisphere Economics Director at the State Department; Officer in…

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  • 25th April 2017 - Tuesday
  • St. Edwards University, Jones Auditorium
  • 3001 South Congress, Austin, TX.

Russia & the West: Significance, Challenges, and Potential

In collaboratation with the World Affairs Council of Austin, the Kozmetsky Center will co-sponsor a conference on Russia & the West: Significance, Challenges, and Potential. Distinguished experts of the United States, European, and Eurasian academic, policy and private sector communities will assess contemporary and future security and economic relations between Russia and the West. Speakers will share perspectives on the importance of Russia’s bilateral and multilateral relationships with Western nations, immediate and longer-term strategic interests and priorities, economic and security…

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May 2017

Texas-Mexico Summit

$95 - $450

The Texas-Mexico Summit is offered to business executives through a collaboration with the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs (AEM).  In 2015, Texas exported $94.5 billion in goods to Mexico.  These exports to Mexico represented 38% of Texas’ total exports.  Under NAFTA, Texas’ exports to Mexico have increased by 384%, with an annual average growth rate of 7.2% over 21 years. Mexican and American CEOs, entrepreneurs, business leaders, as well as high ranking government officials will come together in the capital of…

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Sixth Annual Texas-EU Business Summit


In its 6th year, the Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe. Texas is already the largest exporting state to the EU. The summit builds on that footprint, focusing on promoting the international trade capacity of Texas businesses and economic development organizations while creating greater awareness regarding the benefits of exporting. The Texas-EU Business Summit sessions are led by business leaders, trade and investment officials…

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June 2017

International Business Coalition Meeting

Please plan to attend the next meeting of the Central Texas International Business Coalition.  The regular informational networking agenda will include great speakers and global trade updates. Our featured speakers from BTX Global Logistics will be Kim Schaerges, Director of Sales, and Hans Falk, International Shipping Specialist. Kim and Hans will provide a brief overview on the documents necessary to import and export, along with a review of common questions and concerns.  Some of those items include: methods of transport, commercial invoices,…

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